Matoaca, L.C. Bird win, Dale thumped, Meadowbrook falls in fourth quarter
By Josh Mathews, Soren Rutherford and Joe Short Matoaca 33, Prince George 14 In front of the home crowd for their homecoming game, the Warriors won their third consecutive contest. Senior quarterback Marcus Dreher torched the Royals defense, showcasing his athleticism. He ran 19 times for 85 yards and... Read more
Matoaca, Bird cruise, Dale outlasts P’burg
By Joe Short, Josh Mathews and Soren Rutherford Matoaca 55, Meadowbrook 0 Nothing seemed to go wrong for Matoaca on Friday, as the Warriors rolled Meadowbrook. Marcus Dreher, Jacob Coleman, Troy Lewis and Ricarlos Taylor had stellar nights. Dreher completed 14 of 18 throws for 246 yards and three... Read more
Matoaca, Bird topple foes
By Joe Short and Soren Rutherford Matoaca 22, J.R. Tucker 3 In their home opener, the Matoaca High Warriors put on a showing in all three phases of the game. In so doing, they elevated their record to 2-1. Their defense wreaked havoc all night. Troy Lewis and Ricarlos... Read more
Tough week for area footballers
By Soren Rutherford and Joe Short Hermitage 21, Thomas Dale 19 In a game that went down to the wire, Hermitage made a late fourth-quarter stand to take victory from a Thomas Dale team that came in having allowed no points from their opponents. With 2 minutes remaining, Hermitage... Read more
Williams commits to U of Richmond
Thomas Dale High School’s starting quarterback and defensive back, Jasiah Williams, made his college choice in front of teammates and family last week. He will be attending the University of Richmond. “Jasiah is one of the hardest working kids we’ve ever had play for us,” Thomas Dale coach Kevin... Read more
Harris, Ashby, Elliott excelling on pro and college gridiron
This offseason, the Minnesota Vikings signed L.C. Bird alum Anthony Harris to a $3 million contract.  In just the opening week of the NFL season, it’s already paying dividends. Harris intercepted two passes in Minnesota’s 28-13 victory over Atlanta Sunday afternoon.  Last season, he intercepted a career-high three passes,... Read more
Football roundup: Dale rolls in ‘Battle of Chester,’ Matoaca’s Redmon hits overtime FG
By Soren Rutherford and Joe Short Thomas Dale 28, L.C Bird 0 Thomas Dale continued their good start to the 2019 season by shutting out rival L.C. Bird and winning the Battle of Chester. The Knights have won two of the last three meetings between the crosstown rivals.  Dale’s... Read more
Remember when: Knights undefeated
The 1954 Thomas Dale High School football team went 9-0 under the tutelage of coach Ed Karpus. It was the first time the Knights were undefeated. The following players were named to the All-Suburban team: Bobby Dale, Mack Daniels, Buzzy Haymans, H.O. Lyne and Bruce Nunnally. Read more
Football recaps

Football recaps

FootballSports September 2, 2019

By Soren Rutherford and Josh Mathews Thomas Dale 58, Cosby 0 Thomas Dale was nothing short of extraordinary Friday, shutting out Cosby 58-0 in an electrifying effort on both sides of the football. Running back Chris Tyree led an exhilarating offensive display as he rushed for 117 yards and... Read more
Football: Warriors getting ready to battle
By Joe Short Matoaca High School didn’t have an ideal season in their 2018 campaign. The Warriors finished 3-7. Three of those victories came in the final four contests, and there was a more positive vibe coming from the Matoaca locker room at the end of the year. Notable... Read more